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ParkieDude204 karma

I keep telling people the best thing to do is Exercise, eat well, and get a good nights sleep! Yes, a sinemet (Levodopa) does wonders! I should add vaccinate to that.

Mom's advice was always "don't sweat the small stuff, and when in comes down to it, it is all small stuff".

For me, nothing like a nice sunrise and an espresso to start the day. Life with Parkinsons and Cancer, but I still love a good sunrise and espresso to start the day!

ParkieDude61 karma

Alcohol hand sanitizer.

Wear a face mask during the flight.

Don't touch your eyes!

Parkinson's person here, sadly we are at much greater risk to do respiratory issues (Parkinson's isn't fatal, but with advance stages things like pneumonia are often fatal - 71% of Parkinson's deaths are due to aspiration pneumonia).

ParkieDude50 karma

https://www.pbainfo.org/about-pba

What is PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA)?

PBA is a condition that causes uncontrollable crying and/or laughing that happens suddenly and frequently. It can happen in people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions.

A person having a PBA crying spell may cry when they don’t feel sad or when they only feel a little bit sad. Someone having a PBA laughing spell may laugh when they don’t feel amused or when they only feel a little bit amused.

Parkinson's guy here. There is a term for that. Found it!

At my mother funeral, I started laughing. It was like my emotions are all scrambled, I was trying to stuff my hand in my face to keep noise down. My sister, hospice RN, knew what is was and covered for me by putting her arm around me and saying we all saddened by Mom's death. I was wtf is wrong me? My siblings understood, rest of the extended family wasn't sure.

ParkieDude39 karma

Take your time recovering, and make sure you have PT (Physical Therapy). Your muscles have been used to heavy wrenching, so after not being used for six weeks it is easy to do damage by "I can do this" and pulling too hard.

Since I was going to be down for three months post knee surgery, I opted to have both done at the same time. wtf was I thinking? The worst part was once I was ready to resume working out in the gym, gym has been closed due to COVID19.

ParkieDude39 karma

I have a card with "MEDICAL ALERT I have Parkinson's, which could me move slowly and have difficulty standing or speaking. I am not intoxicated"

Thankfully no one seems to question if my dog is a real service dog or not! Old photo, shaved head due to brain surgery (Deep Brain Stimulation).